The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy is the Red Room's Book of the Day! April 8, 2011

8 Apr

The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy

The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy

Yes, it’s true. The Angel has been selected as Book of the Day by the Red Room. The Red Room is an on-line literary community–– “where the writers are.” It’s a big site, and I feel honored that they chose me. It also means that I’ve got to get the word out fast. A day is just a day, after all. (I wonder if this is an extended version of my allotted 15 minutes of fame?)

For the rest of the day, you’ll be able to see my smiling face on the Red Room’s Home Page. I’m in the middle of the Literary Landscape. Click and you’ll be taken to The Angel’s Permanent Page which includes a blurb, photos, and an excerpt. No time pressure to see this page.

More great news: Amy Jones has selected me to be her author of the month for April, 2011. Yes, that’s this month! Here’s a link:

Amy’s blog is Amy Jones Young Adult Fantasy Fiction. I’m very grateful to Amy for featuring me.

On Amy’s Author of the Month page, you can read an interview, as well as my updated article on How to Win a Book Contest. Many of you will have no interest in this article, except possibly to get an inside look at how compulsive an author must be to win. Many of you will have GREAT INTEREST in the article, because you have just sent your entry packets off to the many contests for independent presses and self-published authors. The winners aren’t announced until May. You’ll be obsessing, wondering if you missed anything or did anything wrong.

Competing is an anxiety provoking business. I know, I won 12 national awards with my first two books. Almost killed me. I’ve got The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy and my other new book, Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could, entered in a passel of contests this year. Is my winning streak over? Did I do everything right? You can read about this right here on Your Shelf Life, my blog for writers. Agonize with me until the winners are announced. (I do accept prayers and good thoughts in support of a happy outcome for my bookies.)

Here are some links:

The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy


Kindle An amazingly cheap 99 cents!

Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could


Kindle: Coming, probably next week.

We’re working on other reader formats, like the Nook and so on. Those should be in place soon.

Thanks so much for being my supporters or showing an interest in my work.

All the best to you and yours,

Sandy Nathan

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